This article has been medically verified by Dr. Knut Moe - Medical Director at Sons
Our hair loss treatments work - they have been proven to be effective in 9 out of 10 men. However, we know that seeing is believing. That’s why we thought it would be helpful to outline a guide to record your hair loss treatment, so you can see the results for yourself.
Taking photos is the ultimate way to track your progress and analyse what stage you’re at with your treatment. Hair loss treatment doesn’t work overnight - most of our clients begin to see results after 6 to 12 months, so taking a photo every month or two is an ideal measure for assessment.
You’ll need to get the best quality photos to analyse your hair loss treatment properly. Pick a setting with ample lighting and a plain background. We recommend using overcast natural lighting when possible or overhead lights to avoid shadows in the photos. It’s also best to try and use the same exact spot as this allows for consistency and will improve your ability to analyse your progress.
Using the right angles
To get the right angles for analysis, you’ll need the help of a friend or a selfie-stick. Here’s our step by step guide to taking the photos:
- Take a front-facing photo, keeping your face level with the camera.
- Take a photo of your left-side profile by turning your head 90° to the left.
- Take a photo of your right-side profile by turning your head 90° to the right.
- Take a photo of the back of your head, keeping the camera level with your head.
- Take a photo of the top of your head.
It’s best to have your head filling most of the space on the screen to allow you to see the details.
Analysing your progress
Once you have your photos, it’s best to keep them in a dedicated folder on your phone. This will make it easier for you to flick through and notice any changes in the appearance of your hair. It’s also a good idea to have a folder of notes - jot down the date and any changes in the appearance and feel of your hair, as well as how you are finding your treatment plan. This is a great way for you to keep track of your own experience.
Hair loss treatment is a long process and we understand that at times it can be frustrating not to see immediate results. It’s important to remember that if your hair looks the same as it did a month or so, that’s a sign that the treatment is working as your hair loss has not progressed.
Most people should eventually see improvements between 6 and 12 months - it’s all about being patient and diligent with your treatment plan. Make sure that you take your plan consistently as prescribed and follow our guide to record your progress along the way.